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'''Joseph Franklin Rutherford''' (November 8, 1869 – January 8, 1942), also known as "Judge" Rutherford, was the second president of the incorporated Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. He played a primary role in the organization and Development of Jehovah's Witnesses doctrine|doctrinal development of Jehovah's Witnesses,Leo P. Chall, ''Sociological Abstracts'', vol 26 issues 1–3, "Sociology of Religion", 1978, p. 193 col 2: "Rutherford, through the Watch Tower Society, succeeded in changing all aspects of the sect from 1919 to 1932 and created Jehovah's Witnesses—a charismatic offshoot of the Bible student community.""The Embryonic State of a Religious Sect's Development: The Jehovah's Witnesses" ''Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain'', ed. Michael Hill, 1972, issue 5 pp 11–12: "Joseph Franklin Rutherford succeeded to Russell's position as President of Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society, but only at the...
Birth dateNovember 8, 1869
Birth placeVersailles, Missouri|Versailles, Missouri
Death date{{death date and age|1942|1|8|1869|11|8}}
Death placeSan Diego, California
NationalityUnited States|American
OccupationLawyer
SpouseMary Malcolm Fetzer
ChildrenMalcolm Rutherford
ReligionJehovah's Witnesses
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